Mountain View's achievement gap is one of largest in U.S.
Officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District have long acknowledged the achievement gap, a gulf in student performance... Last comment 12 hours ago | 63 comments
Upsetting sacred cows to solve housing crisis?
At a housing summit last week, a panel of experts and policymakers discussed the need for sacrificing some "sacred cows"... Last comment on May 25, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 49 comments
"NYC Marathon Here in Mtn View"
Long-time Mountain View resident and NYC Marathon runner Lynda Turkus was one of the 38,000 athletes on hand to witness Super Storm Sandy's terrible destruction earlier this month. When the race was cancelled Lynda made sure her original donations were delivered to Team for Kids. Then, on Nov 18 she brought the spirit of rebuilding through the streets of her St. Francis Acres neighborhood - and a little beyond. With the help of family and friends, Lynda ran a mapped 26.2-mile course - this time for "Race for Recovery", the marathoners' fund to help the victims of the hurricane. She finished big, just in front of her house, amidst cheering well-wishers in a time of 6 hours 22 min. For donation info go to http://www.crowdrise.com/nyrrsandyrelief Submitted by Carla Kenworthy on Nov 20, 2012
Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schools
Seeking to protect students who use expressway intersections, including one in Palo Alto and two in Los Altos, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved funding for the installation of "pedestrian detection systems," according to a press release from the county. Tuesday, 4:50 PM
City parks receive national recognition
The city of Mountain View's recreation team -- and its 14 community facilities, 42 sports fields and 1,000 acres of parkland -- may be getting some big recognition from some outside experts. Tuesday, 3:57 PM
Bernie Sanders coming to Palo Alto Wednesday
Six days before the California primary, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be coming to Palo Alto to hold a free rally this Wednesday, June 1. Tuesday, 9:11 AM | 1 comments
New homework policy aims to ease student stress
It took 18 months and plenty of feedback from parents, students and teachers, but the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District finally has a new homework policy in place to prevent students from getting overloaded by a deluge of school work. Monday, 11:00 PM | 6 comments
AT&T announces plan to expand fiber-optic network
Facing a future threat by Google Fiber, AT&T has announced its own strategy to dramatically expand its ultra-high speed internet in Mountain View. Tuesday, 9:18 AM | 11 comments
Council OKs funding for Bike Share
The Mountain View City Council approved spending $160,000 as a subsidy for the city's Bike Share service, despite acknowledgment that the bicycle-rental program has been struggling to attract riders. Friday, 1:27 PM | 28 comments
Uncertainty ahead for MV Whisman budget
Dozens of teachers working in Mountain View Whisman School District poured into the May 19 school board meeting to show solidarity for better teacher pay, following troubled negotiations between district officials and teacher union representatives that have come to a halt in recent weeks. Friday, 1:24 PM | 7 comments
Tenant advocates push back against looming deadline
Each and every day will count in the race against time for the Mountain View Tenants' Coalition to gather signatures for a ballot measure to cap the city's rent increases. But exactly how much time remains to collect these signatures remains up in the air due to a brewing disagreement between lawyers from the tenants' group and the city over how election rules should be interpreted. Friday, 10:27 AM | 54 comments
North Bayshore: Could housing incentives increase office space?
In their quest to rapidly inject housing into the North Bayshore business park, Mountain View City Council members wavered on some incentives for developers, based on new fears that they could be unintentionally unleashing a spree of new office growth. Thursday, 12:16 PM | 4 comments
Policy passed allows requests for change of measure letter
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures of the past and present that share the same letter and cover similar issues. Thursday, 11:08 AM | 1 comments
Fixed-up Bay Trail links MV, Sunnyvale
Getting around Mountain View's bayshore just got a lot easier. Last week, local politicians and top brass from Google gathered near the windy wetlands to celebrate a new stretch of resurfaced trails, designed to help improve access to the Baylands north of Moffett Field. Thursday, 11:03 AM | 11 comments